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Each time I hear someone mention the year 1966, an image of a Chevrolet Chevelle develops in my mind like a Polaroid picture. Chevy started building the Chevelle Super Sport in 1964. The first two years they were beautiful cars, but designers got it … more
Editor’s note: This column originally appeared in the Eagle in 2013. Way back in the days of yore, there was a high-tech (for the time) craze known as Magic Lanterns. Long before the days of electricity, it was the great-granddaddy of today’s … more
Branding and slogans are new things for Walker County. In the past couple of weeks, our community has held two different branding unveilings, giving us an identity with “Walker County: We Can Do That” and promoting the historic county seat in … more
As is evident from the signs popping up all over Walker County, campaign season for municipal elections is officially here. While signs, billboards, radio ads and good old fashioned word of mouth are great ways to advertise; the local newspaper … more
Planting seeds. That’s something I have done for most of my life. Before starting to school, Grandma Watson (my great grandmother) lived next door, and I visited almost every day. My mom would stand on the front porch sipping coffee while I … more
Kudos to Santa Ana College for offering zero tuition for first-year students who graduated from the Santa Ana Unified School District. The move serves as a reminder of when, during the 1960s, there was no tuition at all California colleges and universities. The new program begins in September and will save eligible students $1,104. more
Try hard to recall a time when you personally saw a transgender person using a restroom that did not correspond to the gender he or she was assigned at birth. If you can’t, that’s because it’s a rarity. So rare, in fact, as to qualify as a nonproblem. more
Alabama’s prisons have come into focus as one the state’s most urgent problems with the possibility of interdiction by the federal courts looming on the horizon. more
The next time Nick Saban or Gus Malzahn are short a place kicker or punter, they should head to Goat Hill in Montgomery. As we’ve often noted, Alabama’s legislators love kicking cans out of sight and mind, even though they always return like boomerangs. more
The U.S. Supreme Court recently heard oral arguments in a case brought by former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell. He argued that just because he and his wife took $177,000 in loans, vacations and lavish gifts in exchange for using the governor’s … more
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